February 4, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 42

Stories from the February 4, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW reserves MCI center as backup for Commencement

This year’s graduation will take place on the Ellipse as it has since 1992, and for the first time the MCI Center will be sitting ready if the outdoor event is canceled because of security risks or bad weather. The University finalized the deal with the MCI Center Thursday, offering to pay $40,000 for the […]

GW shows close Enron links

Although several major news organizations have included a teaching stint at GW in former Enron Corp. CEO Kenneth Lay’s background, no record of him as a professor exists at the University. At least one GW alumnus has authentic ties to the scandal. Leslie Caldwell, who earned her law degree at GW, is lead prosecutor in […]

Judge denies professor tenure

GW owes a former professor more than $75,000 in damages for improperly denying him tenure but is not obligated to grant him the highest professorial level, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. The decision upholds an earlier ruling. Former Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science professor Apostolos Kakaes was hired as an assistant […]

Colonial women defeat La Salle

If they didn’t know before, the Colonial women now know that a basketball game lasts until the final buzzer, with three of their last four wins coming in the final seconds of play. Against Temple and Richmond earlier this week, Anna Montanana bailed the team out with last-second baskets for one-point victories. Friday against St. […]

Bringing back diversity with Black History Celebration

In celebration of Black History month, the Black Student Union is brining the nationwide celebration of black achievement close to home. The Black Student Union, in its 34th year at GW, created the Black History Celebration to complement Black History Month. The celebration spans from Jan. 21 to March 9, going beyond the traditional month-long […]

GW gymnastics tumble end over end

The Colonials had a disappointing performance on the balance beam in their final rotation to place third in Saturday’s quad meet at West Virginia University. Host West Virginia won the meet with 195.125, its second-highest total of the season. The Mountaineers were followed by Kentucky (193.925), GW (193.225) and Massachusetts (189.600). West Virginia’s Teshawne Jackson […]

Burying the Hatchet

I recently returned from a semester abroad. I met this guy there, and we became close friends. I’m also really having a hard time readjusting to life back at GW. I miss my host country so much and this guy, too. What can I do? -My Heart’s Abroad A re-entry group should definitely be created […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Academic Competition Club hosts tournament

The GW Academic Competition Club hosted a regional trivia tournament Saturday and named a team from Princeton University the winner after 16 rounds of competition. The GW team, which finished in the top eight of 64 teams at a national tournament earlier this semester, ran the competition but did not participate. GW will host a […]

Spotlight: Making music magical

For many, music is a means of entertainment and pleasure. But for some it is a great deal more than that. For one person in particular, Desi Alston, the musical director and conductor of the GW Symphony Orchestra, music was a means of survival. Born in 1953, Alston has conducted the GW Orchestra since 1996. […]

Students call for unity

Tensions ran high at a Black Student Union town-hall meeting Thursday night as students gathered in the Marvin Center to discuss the quality of black student life at GW and the role of black and other minority organizations on campus. Many students at the meeting said there is room for improvement among black organizations and […]